Guyana: Energy Market Overview Guyana is located along the northern coast of South America and is home to a population of 778,000. Its neighbors are Suriname to the east, Venezuela to the west, Brazil to the west and south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. The vast majority of the country is populated extremely sparsely and 90 percent of the population reside in or in the … [Read more...] about Guyana’s Energy Market
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Jamaica: Energy Market Overview Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola and is home to a population of 2.83 million people. The country’s largest contributors to the national GDP are the bauxite industry, the tourism sector, agriculture and the manufacturing sector. The tourism sector is an important source for foreign exchange. Jamaica … [Read more...] about Jamaica’s Energy Market
It was August 28th, 2013. The sun playing hide-and-seek behind the clouds. A sense of peace and tranquility engulfs the IDB Team as they swan through the wetlands, navigating around two ponds and through the woody areas of the Trinidad and Tobago Point-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, discovering with every step the miracles of Mother Nature. … [Read more...] about Tree planting ceremony at the Point-A-Pierre Wildfowl Trust
Just 20 kilometers to the south of Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo, lies the community of Domburg. With its 5.700 residents, this is one of the communities in the districts of Wanica and Para that has not had access to reliable potable drinking water services in 40 years. Although the infrastructure for water provision is in place, the amount of water being produced has … [Read more...] about Domburg: a water-doomed community? It does not seem so…
Welcome to Caribbean DevTrends! The Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank has one job: doing our part to make the Caribbean grow. We are the single largest multilateral source of financing for Government development projects, but we still haven’t figured out how to expand our lending to the private sector. We use our technical expertise to create … [Read more...] about Welcome!